Electric forklift trucks utilise traction batteries as their source of power. Traction batteries are made up of several individual cells, all linked together to form a battery. Each individual cell produces 2 volts and normally, trucks operate at 24v, 36v, 48v, 72v and 80v. Therefore you will have 12, 24, 36 or 40 individual cells in the battery container.
Modern batteries are connected together using bolted connections but on older batteries the links between cells were welded. Bolted connections are safer and more resistant to corrosion than welded links. Each cell can be identified by having a ventcap.
If your forklift truck battery looks like the one below, you need to look at our traction battery page. Some small warehouse trucks often run on two monobloc batteries rather than traction cells.
If your batteries look like this, you need to look at our monoblocs pages.
We also offer a comprehensive range of chargers for forklift trucks and warehousing machines including the incredible Fronius charger which can reduce you electricity consumption and carbon footprint.